Insights Series for Principals

About the Insights Series for Principals

The Insights Series for Principals features 4 Editions that focus on a key leadership theme. Each Edition provides opportunities for principals to explore a specific theme including: 

  • a webinar presented by a leadership expert 
  • an opportunity to further explore the theme in context through facilitated discussion with colleagues (Editions 2 and 3)
  • a final session of reflection guided by the presenter (Edition 3 only) 

It features 3 global experts in leadership, communication, engagement and pedagogy: Matt Church, Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan. 

The 4 Editions cover key educational leadership topics:  

  • Reigniting cultures that inspire with Matt Church 
  • Refocusing genuine student engagement with Andy Hargreaves 
  • Recharging collaboration with Michael Fullan 
  • Reflecting on your leadership with Matt Church. 

Participants will receive intersessional resources via the hub including written resources and videos, as well as a printed text by each of the experts.  

Principals can engage in one or all of the Insights Series Editions. 

Dates and topics

Edition #1  Reigniting cultures that inspire with Matt Church 

Session 1: Keynote address  

Wednesday 15 June - 10-11.30am

Join Matt Church to explore what it takes to lead to inspire in an era of disruption.

Edition #2   Refocusing genuine student engagement with Andy Hargreaves 

Session 1: Keynote address  

Tuesday 10 May - 10-11.30am

Join Andy Hargreaves as he shares the latest research on the nature of student engagement in today’s classroom.  

Session 2: Facilitated panel discussion 

Tuesday 31 May - 10-11.30am 

Andy joins us to lead guided discussion with colleagues as an opportunity to integrate the psychological and social perspectives of student engagement in your current leadership context. 

Edition #3  Recharging collaboration with Michael Fullan 

Session 1: Keynote address  

Wednesday 3 August - 10-11.30am 

Join Michael Fullan as he delves into the science of collaboration and how it creates the vehicle for ‘spirit work’ in our schools. 

Session 2: Facilitated panel discussion 

Wednesday 24 August - 10-11.30am 

Michael joins us to lead guided discussion with colleagues as an opportunity to look at how school leaders can look beyond today’s challenges to nurture hope and positive school cultures. 

Session 3: Guided individual and group reflection session 

Wednesday 14 September - 10-11.30am 

Join Michael to reflect on your current commitment to action in leading the ‘spirit work’ in your leadership context. 

Edition #4  Reflecting on your leadership with Matt Church 

Session 1: Keynote address 

Wednesday 19 October 10-11.30am 

Join Matt Church for an opportunity to reflect on your school leadership in 2022. 

About the experts

Matt Church 

Matt Church is a leadership expert and the author of 13 books, including Rise Up: An evolution in Leadership. As a regular collaborator with the SLI, Matt will join our Insights Series and Leadership Conversations: From the Field sessions, bringing his insight, challenge and hope as central tenants to the theme “great leaders create great leaders.” Join Matt and the SLI and be part of the leadership ripple effect. 

Andy Hargreaves 

Author, adviser, and researcher Andy Hargreaves is a leading advocate for high quality public education, a strong teaching profession and positive educational change across the world. The Insights Series invites you to join Andy in delving into the practices that lead directly to your students' wellbeing, learning, and success as we look at the what, why, and how of student engagement. 

Michael Fullan 

Michael Fullan, O.C., is the Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) and a worldwide authority on educational reform with a mandate of helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. Michael will partner with the SLI for the first time in 2022 in Edition 3 of the Insights Series, to explore nuanced leadership and the role of leaders in driving a culture of collaboration.

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